Readers Views

Mahurangi Matters - 30 September - You Say Online

On September 19, the Labour Party announced that if re-elected it will double the current sick leave entitlements to 10 days a year. We asked our Facebook followers what they thought. Here were some of the responses: Sarah Holden I think an increase...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 30 September 2020 - Readers Letters

Black lives matter Thank you for the story you wrote (Campaign helps free American black man after 44 years (MM Sept 16). I have received a number of very positive comments from friends and family in your circulation zone. Your commitment to bringing...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - October 1, 2020

Open the bridge Ken Littlejohn, Orewa The Council has indeed made a great job of upgrading the main track through Eaves Bush (HM September 16). With the continued needless closing of the bridge over the Nukumea Stream, the track has essentially become...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters Letters – September 16, 2020

 Cannabis confusion Graham Johnson, Orewa (abridged) I refer to the article in Hibiscus Matters August 19 issue, regarding the Cannabis Referendum. The question that will be asked in the referendum “Do you support the proposed Cannabis Legalisation...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 16 September 2020 - You say online

Last week, the Labour Party announced that if re-elected it will make Matariki (the start of the Māori New Year) an official public holiday in 2022. We asked our Facebook followers what they thought. Here were some of the responses: Kristine Dowson...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 16 September 2020 - Readers Letters

Board games In response to Rodney Local Board chair Phelan Pirrie’s letter “Alternative facts” (MM Sept 2). Thank you for pre-announcing future political promises to our constituents. We live in hope that it all happens. So, let’s...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 2 September 2020 - Readers Letters

Alternative facts It is disappointing to have to respond to inaccurate statements by Colin Smith in his recent Viewpoint column (MM August 19). As a member of the Local Board for almost four years, he has been provided with the correct information. It...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - 2 September - You Say Online

We asked our Facebook followers if they are feeling confident with the way COVID-19 is being handled in New Zealand. Here are some of the responses: Chris Cruickshank I am totally happy with the way Covid 19 is being handled. This lockdown needs to happen,...... Read More

Hibiscus Matters letters - August 19, 2020

Penlink not a priority John Kirkham Manly (abridged) I moved up to Manly (from the North Shore) two years ago. Being more aware since moving onto the peninsula, of local issues and this Penlink project, I have asked many locals of their opinions, (especially...... Read More

Mahurangi Matters - Readers Letters 19 August 2020

In Mayor’s pocket So the Rodney Local Board supported a 3.5 per cent rate increase on the one condition that Mayor Goff added in $1 million for road sealing. Goff got through his 3.5 per cent rates increase but the extra money was not added. So...... Read More